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Why We Give Thanks - Lesson from Giant Redwood Trees

William Barclay: “The distinguishing mark of the true Church is an abounding and overflowing gratitude. Thanksgiving is the constant and characteristic note of the Christian life.” J. B. Lightfoot: “Thanksgiving is the end of all human conduct, whether observed in words or works.” 1 Thessalonians 5:18, In everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.Philippians 4:6, Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let...


A Kingdom That Cannot Be Shaken - Shine As Lights

Philippians 2:12 Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling; 13 for it is God who works in you both to will and to do for His good pleasure. 14 Do all things without complaining and disputing, 15 that you may become blameless and harmless, children of God without fault in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world, 16 holding...


A Kingdom That Cannot Be Shaken: Grace to Serve

Hebrews 12:26, Whose voice then shook the earth; but now He has promised, saying, “Yet once more I shake not only the earth, but also heaven.” 27 Now this, “Yet once more,” indicates the removal of those things that are being shaken, as of things that are made, that the things which cannot be shaken may remain. 28 Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom which cannot be shaken, let us have grace, by which we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear. 29 For our God is a...


Things That CANNOT BE SHAKEN When Things Shake

Hebrews 12:26, Whose voice then shook the earth; but now He has promised, saying, “Yet once more I shake not only the earth, but also heaven.” 27 Now this, “Yet once more,” indicates the removal of those things that are being shaken, as of things that are made, that the things which cannot be shaken may remain. 28 Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom which cannot be shaken, let us have grace, by which we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear. 29 For our God is a...


Justice=Righteousness & Righteousness = Justice

He has shown you, O man, what is good; And what does the Lord require of you but to do justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God? (Micah 6:8) Learn to do good; Seek justice, Rebuke the oppressor; Defend the fatherless, Plead for the widow. (Isaiah 1:17) The contexts of the words justice and judgment suggest the following: 1. One cannot preach righteousness without doing justice. 2. Justice must be done in the spirit of righteousness. 3. Authenticity is essential for one’s...


Lord, Teach Us to Pray! Part Four: Victory Everyday!

Matthew 6:13, And do not lead us into temptation, But deliver us from the evil one. For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen. Remember that’s God’s design is for you to experience VICTORY EVERYDAY! Kingdom - The domain of the KingPower - grace, ability, provisionGlory - God’s presenceForever (Everyday and into eternity)


Victory Over Sin That Hides -"'Forgive Us Our Debts, as We Forgive Our Debtors"

Matthew 6:12 And forgive us our debts, As we forgive our debtors. Followers of Christ do not have a “sin conscience.”When you live for Christ, you are not consumed with fear of doing wrong. Hebrews 10:1 For the law, having a shadow of the good things to come, and not the very image of the things, can never with these same sacrifices, which they offer continually year by year, make those who approach perfect. 2 For then would they not have ceased to be offered? For the worshipers, once...


Firm Foundation Bible Study - Topic: All Manner of Prayer

“Pray at all times—on every occasion, in every season—in the Spirit, with all [manner of] prayer and entreaty. To that end keep alert and watch with strong purpose and perseverance, interceding in behalf of all the saints (God's consecrated people).” Ephesians 6:18 Amplified (Also read Timothy 2:1-4) The Apostle Paul exhorted the Ephesians believers to pray with “all prayers" or "all manner of prayer." Prayer is certainly not a technical issue, so we don't have to fret about how we pray, so...


Rebellion: What Is It? Is it Always Wrong?

Isaiah 30:1 “Woe to the rebellious children,” says the Lord, “Who take counsel, but not of Me, And who devise plans, but not of My Spirit, That they may add sin to sin; The simple definition of rebellion is: “The action or process of resisting authority...” Rebellion is a major program in every area of life and society. There are also instances were rebellion is warranted. We'll touch on that later. Rebellion is an artifact of human nature. It naturally occurs in all people, including...


"Lord Teach Us To Pray" Part Two: Daily Bread, Daily Provision.

Matt. 6:11, Give us this day our daily bread. When we see that this is a simple prayer for the needs of the everyday, we understand the following: 1 We understand that God cares for our bodies. Jesus showed us that; he spent so much time healing men's diseases and satisfying their physical hunger. 2 We understand to live one day at a time, and not to worry and be anxious about the distant and the unknown future. When Jesus taught his disciples to pray this petition, He likely remembered...


Lord, Teach Us to Pray - Part One, Your Kingdom Come, Your Will be Done.

The Model Prayer Matthew 6:5 “And when you pray, you shall not be like the hypocrites. For they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the corners of the streets, that they may be seen by men. Assuredly, I say to you, they have their reward. 6 But you, when you pray, go into your room, and when you have shut your door, pray to your Father who is in the secret place; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you [c]openly. 7 And when you pray, do not use vain repetitions as the...


Your Treasure. Your Heart. Your Words. Part Three: Wisdom & Words From Above

But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, willing to yield, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality and without hypocrisy. James 3:17


Firm Foundation Bible Study - Romans 13:1-7, "Who are our Ministers, Authorities, and Avengers."

Lesson by Bryan Hudson, D.Min. A discussion about Romans 13:1-7 in light of its literal relevance to modern day America and other governments of the world. Was America founded on Christian principles or did the Founders design a government free from religious control in order to maximize freedom for all forms of religion? (Presentation notes: Romans 13:1, Let every soul be subject to the governing authorities. For there is...


Your Treasure. Your Heart. Your Words. Part Two: The Power and the Peril of the Tongue

Your Treasure. Your Heart. Your Words.PART TWO: The Power and the Peril of the Tongue (Download Barclay commentary on James 3) Indeed, we all make many mistakes. For if we could control our tongues, we would be perfect and could also control ourselves in every other way. James 3:2 (NLT) Words have significance in three domains:In the Kingdom of God (realm of the spirit)In your life: spirit, soul (mind, will, emotions), bodyIn your circumstances For salvationRomans 10:8 But what...


Your Treasure. Your Heart. Your Words. Part One

Luke 6:43 “For a good tree does not bear bad fruit, nor does a bad tree bear good fruit. 44 For every tree is known by its own fruit. For men do not gather figs from thorns, nor do they gather grapes from a bramble bush. 45 A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart brings forth evil. For out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks. "Words have energy and power with the ability to help, to heal, to...


Let God Be God.

Let God be God Restoring Human Identity and Purpose Psalm 86:10, For You are great, and do wondrous things; You alone are God. 11] Teach me Your way, O LORD; I will walk in Your truth; Unite my heart to fear Your name. 12] I will praise You, O Lord my God, with all my heart, And I will glorify Your name forevermore. Exodus 20:3 You shall have no other gods before me. We are living in a world where confusion reigns. Confusion leads to becoming lost. People are not lost because they are...


JUSTICE - What Is It?

JUSTICE - What Is It? KEYNOTE SLIDES PDF: Message includes talks by Paul Scanlon to whites about racism. Psalm 82:3-4, Vindicate the weak and fatherless; Do justice to the afflicted and destitute.Rescue the weak and needy; Deliver them out of the hand of the wicked. Isaiah 1:17 Learn to do right; seek justice. Defend the oppressed. Take up the cause of the fatherless; plead the case of the widow. Matthew 23:23, “Woe to...


Fathers in 3D: Our Destiny. Our Design. Our Duty

Psalm 103:13 ESV As a father shows compassion to his children, so the Lord shows compassion to those who fear him. Proverbs 17:6, Children's children are the crown of old men, and the glory of children is their father. Proverbs 1:8, My son, hear the instruction of your father, and do not forsake the law of your mother;


Principles of Progress: Roads & Rivers

Philippians 3:12 Not that I have already attained or am already perfected; but I press on, that I may lay hold of that for which Christ Jesus has also laid hold of me. 13 Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, 14 I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. Isaiah 43:18-19 NKJV, “Do not remember the former things, Nor consider...


Lessons from Nehemiah: Building with Purpose, Passion, and Joy

Lessons from Nehemiah: Building with Purpose, Passion, and Joy Nehemiah 8:1, Now all the people gathered together as one man in the open square that was in front of the Water Gate; and they told Ezra the scribe to bring the Book of the Law of Moses, which the Lord had commanded Israel. 2 So Ezra the priest brought the Law before the assembly of men and women and all who could hear with understanding on the first day of the seventh month. 3 Then he read from it in the open square that was in...